It's the sales figures that will wield all the power and they aren't looking good at the moment. Soon enough, shareholders will be asking WTF? Then Balmer will have a song and dance in front of him. Good thing he's had a lot of practice.
This related story makes interesting reading: Windows 8 is Microsoft's biggest gamble yet - Oct. 25, 2012.
So Microsoft really is abandoning its traditional userbase? Will the desktop disappear completelyMicrosoft's financial success with Windows going forward might well be measured in apps, as much or more than traditional operating system sales. That's a radical break from how the company has operated for decades.
Here's the catch: If Windows app development doesn't skyrocket, Microsoft's master plan is at risk.
"Microsoft will fail if it cannot convince developers to adopt Windows for future development quickly, especially for consumer applications," Silver said. "Microsoft is already late. It doesn't have a few more years."
That is an embarrassing graph and that figure for Windows 8 includes RT.
I don't believe you guys are Windows users, I reckon you're hired by Tim Cook to throw a spanner in the works, because he said you couldn't join a Fridge and a toaster.
okay so what are you all saying, people going to switch to apple? I mean eventually people will have to start buying Windows 8 right?